I have been working at AO Foundation (More than 3 years)
Please do not come to work in this hell!
Money laundering organisation
Depressive place to work
Once you come here it is almost impossible to find a company willing to recruit you, due to the bad reputation of AO
Advice to Management
Change the entire management structure and the current Foundation strategy
Be more honest and ethical
Do not exploit honest middle and low management. The do all the dirty work to allow Directors to do the nice life!!!
I applied online. I interviewed at AO Foundation (Dübendorf (Switzerland)).
I applied online and two months later got a call from HR assistant with whom we fixed two interviews: one with the head of HR, the second one with the executive director of the division. I had the first interview and it went very well, I enjoyed it and got a good general picture of what the position entails and what values the company embraces (which were not fully in line with my values). However, the second interview was cancelled just the day before it was supposed to happen. The rationale behind their decision not to proceed with my candidacy was that I did not have enough years of experience. For the HR my traineeships were not considered as work experience and my prior experience in my home country had no value either. It happened to me for the first time ever when HR or somebody from the senior management told me something along these lines. Such a subtle insult is a great indication of management’s attitude towards employees within the organisation. Besides, the whole conversation happened via phone and I have never received a written confirmation that they decided to cancel the interview and that they do not want to proceed with my candidacy. It was such a waste of time since I have other opportunities to concentrate on. Value the time of the candidates. It wasn’t a pleasant experience but, in any case, I won’t recommend this organisation to people who are looking for an open-minded employer valuing integrity, flexibility, competences and willingness to learn and grow. Secured job but a dinosaur-approach to carrying out one's duties and managing the organisation is the thing of the past.
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